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Global Backpackers Waterfront

67 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #71 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It is so handy being on the Esplanade and just in front of the Lagoon. The staff are friendly and willing to help out. We ended up booking most of our East coast activities and the Greyhound here, as the travel staff were exceptionally helpful but not pushy and as a result we got lots of discounts and bonuses and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

All I can say is the 4/5 star reviews on here are deluded! Like a prison, no plugs anywhere to charge my phone or dry my hair, no air con or windows in the sweaty rooms, unfriendly staff, disorganised, disgusting kitchen and showers! Don't do it people!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Backpackers hell! Everything is dirty, you feel like in jail. Small windows (there are also rooms without windows), not a single plug in the sleeping room. Nothing to store your stuff and no chancr to store some valuables for free. Matrasses are horror, metall things standing out so that you barely can sleep and in top the staff is liaing.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This hostel was in a prime location with great views, Straight access to the lagoon which is one of the citys main attractions. We had a great double room with our own fridge AC and fan. The facilities were cleaned routinely. The hostel rates were cheaper then any other hostel in cairns in such a prime location. The staff were... More

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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Was pretty annoyed after paying for 6nights here only to find my room of 8 beds with not one plug socket. Complained ti reception and its due to it being an old building. Electrician perhaps. Anyway I charged my room in the extremely sweaty lounge. You can smell the sweat from the stinky sticky sofas. None of the corridors are... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We booked for four nights as you get a nights stay free. I would rather pay extra somewhere else. The double room is like a cell with no window, we both had marks every morning from the springs in the mattress poking up. The layout is like a prison and if you sneeze, everyone know about it. People come in... More

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Sarnen, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Noisy, smelly little dark rooms with a bed and that's it. Bathrooms are not really tidy but you get used to it. Kitchen is all right but no real place to sit and eat (the balcony is as well really dirty). The staff takes their time so be sure to bring a lot with you.

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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Rooms are literally like prision cell which was a common joke between guests. Grey,shabby and not the cleanest by a long way. On arrival we got key to our 4Bed dorm three floors up when we opened door the room was already occupied with people asleep inside. Second room had spare bed, cigarette butts chewing gum stuck to beds and... More

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Paris, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Was worried other reviews were not that good but my room was fine and hostel 30% cheaper then others. Lovely people working and made our stay fun. Must see reef and check Port Douglas! lots to do around hostel and realy nice pizza shop next door. Great swimming pool near by

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This hostel seem to let people work for free accommodation. This shows in bad service because no one knows anything about their job or their routines. The room we got, 101, was smelly and dirty. When we left a complaint, we got the attitude "too bad for you". The kitchen crawls with small cockroaches. The beds are squeaky. The showers... More

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Address: 67 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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